Year 1 - The Lions: Blog items

Class compliment, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 26th May 2023 @ 4:00pm

We enjoyed our well deserved class compliment today. An extra play on the scooters and bikes, an ice lolly and Tom and Jerry and a visit to the park, we loved it!!


Hope you all have a fabulous 2 weeks whatever your plans, enjoy this lovely weather ....but don’t forget reading, holiday passports ( if you can’t find do it on a piece of paperπŸ‘) and a little bit of maths and grammar!

Have fun, stay safe ,see you all soon 😎

Hickory's Brunch for lucky readers!, by Mr Kennedy

Date: 26th May 2023 @ 2:44pm

Big well done to all the children who attended Hickory's brunch today! The children won this lovely rewards from being in the lucky draw for reading every day. A big thank you to Hickorys Hutton for looking after us.

Perfect puppets, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 25th May 2023 @ 4:06pm

Today we enjoyed finishing off our puppets, they look amazing! We had to follow our designs and cut pieces to was quite tricky!!

Amazing artists!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 23rd May 2023 @ 4:18pm

We are loving arts week! So far we have found out about King Charles and the Royal family, we learnt how to sketch features of the face and drew and painted some amazing portraits of him.

Today we added texture with collage materials to our seaside paintings. We decided if we were going to create a past or present picture and then drew and coloured appropriate pictures to stick on. They looked amazing!

This afternoon we started our DT work, we are designing a puppet of King Charles, we looked at how we could join them, gluing, stapling, pinning. Then we designed our puppets, ready to make them tomorrow.

All good fun!!

Brilliant - beach time!!!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 18th May 2023 @ 4:21pm

Fantastic lions on the beach!!

Super Southport, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 18th May 2023 @ 4:18pm

We had a great time in Southport today, we sketched human and physical features  and compared it to Longton. We had lunch, an ice cream.....and finally.... an amazing time on the beach! We dug deep holes and found water, we made amazing sandcastles and generally had a fab time!!

Super scientists, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 16th May 2023 @ 3:43pm

Yesterday we enjoyed being scientists , exploring different materials to find out which material would make the best swimming costume. We tested materials like plastic, paper, lycra, we squirted water on and observed what happened. We filled in a chart to record our observations. We had fun!!!

We  enjoyed a visit from the lady from HSBC bank where we learnt about money and saw the 50p that has King Charles on it without his crown, rare and worth more than 50p!

Today maths we were learning about fractions and finding half.

Dont forget our trip on Thursday!😎

Mad Science Assembly, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th May 2023 @ 1:32pm

We enjoyed a visit from Mad Science.  The assembly was full of excitement, fascinating facts and lots of wow moments.


Marvellous materials, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 12th May 2023 @ 4:53pm

This week we have enjoyed exploring , describing and sorting diffrent materials. We had to guess how people had sorted their objects eg were they all transparent, were they hard or smooth?

In maths we continued with arrays , doubling, making equal groups and sharing into equal groups.

In history we were comparing seaside holidays in the past with today. We found out that sommethings are still the same but others are very different.


We are looking forward to our trip to the seaside next week...hope the sun keeps shining!! Enjoy the weekend , 😎


Fantastic lions, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 5th May 2023 @ 5:28pm

This week the Lions took part in their class assembly and were all fantastic!! Hope you enjoyed hearing all about our learning and of course our amazing singing! 

In Maths this week we have been learning all about arrrays ....quite tricky ... but we are getting better.

In PE we enjoyed learning a flamenco dance .. some excellent rhythm going on!

Today in art we all worked together to build a 3D city.

Enjoy the extra day ... don’t forget to find out something about the coronation or King Charles to help us with our poem writing on Tuesday. Have fun!


Week 24th April, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 28th Apr 2023 @ 7:14pm

This week we have been busy preparing for our assembly next week, Thursday 4th May you are all invited!

In English we have continued to think about Superheroes, where do they  live? How did they get their powers? Who is their enemy? We also practised using speech bubbles and looked at a comic strip to inspire us. Miss Derby has also been playing us Superhero music in our lessons with her and we had a go at creating our own on the glockenspiel. We are looking forward to writing our own stories next week.

In Science we have continued to explore materials starting to think this week about words to describe materials eg transparent, flexiible, fragile, stretchy, rough , shiny.

In computing we loved programming the robots, creating algorithms to make them move. Great fun!!

Have a fab weekend ..enjoy the extra day too!   

Fun learning!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 21st Apr 2023 @ 5:18pm

Today we have had fun programming the robot creatures and making them move.

In music we were exploring sounds using different musical instruments.🎡🎡

Have a great weekend everyone, the Lions have definitely earnt it , they have all been superstar learners this week , well done! πŸ™‚πŸ‘πŸŒŸ

First days back, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 18th Apr 2023 @ 3:45pm

Welcome back, hope everyone had a great break and made the most of the sunny days we had. We have been busy starting our new science topic which is looking at materials. We walked around school and took photos of objects we could see and talked about what they were made out of.

Today we enjoyed our visit to the library where we listened to some superhero stories and made an octopus.

Happy Easter, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 31st Mar 2023 @ 4:19pm

We loved using the apparatus in our gymnastic lesson, we travelled in different ways, practised our jumping, rolling and balancing.

In Maths we were measuring using a ruler and learning about cm

In computing we used all our digital art skills to create our own pictures in the style of the different artists. They looked great!

Well done everyone who made a fabulous Easter bonnet... glad I didn’t have to choose a winner...they were all fantastic.

Hope you all have a lovely Easter break and hopefully enjoy some warmer weather and some sunshine!

See you soon 🌞🌟

Measuring fun, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 28th Mar 2023 @ 6:23pm

We have enjoyed measuring in maths this week. Comparing heights and length and measuring using cubes and paper clips.

Guess who is the tallest and shortest in our class?

Today we had fun making our Easter cards, they look great ! 

 A big thank you to those children who bought in christening photos and objects, we loved looking at them ...not too late to share if you have some at home!

More photos!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 23rd Mar 2023 @ 4:52pm

More photos

Smoothie time!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 23rd Mar 2023 @ 4:50pm

Today we finally made our smoothies! We had to peel, chop, grate our fruit and veg. Then into the blender and then tasting. Most of us thought they tasted yummy even if they looked a funny colour!

Smoothie making!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 22nd Mar 2023 @ 4:04pm

This week so far the Lions Have enjoyed recording how their seeds have grown and changed.Creatiing more digital art in the style of Kandinsky, concentric circles. 

In Maths we are investigating mass, heavy and light, and how we know , we have enjoyed comparing the weights of objects and using the balance scales

Today in gymnastics we created sequences , a balance, a roll and travelling.

We are enjoying our DT this week , making smoothies ( tomorrow!) first we explored fruit and vegetables and sorted them Is a cucumber a fruit or vegetable? Is rhubarb a fruit  or vegetable? Ask your lion!!!! 

Yesterday we looked at where they grow, trees and vines, on or underground.Today we tasted them so we could choose which smoothie we wanted to make.

Red Nose Day, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 21st Mar 2023 @ 6:39pm

Congratulations to our Red Nose Day competition winners.

Their positive character trait Mr Men/Little Miss characters were put on a t.shirt for them to wear with pride.

Thank you to everyone who entered.  Certificates are on there way to each of you. 

Computer whizzes!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 14th Mar 2023 @ 5:32pm

We enjoyed our computer lesson again this week, learning about another artist Matisse. We used a paint programme to draw and fill our shapes  to create artwork in the style of “The Snail”. We think we did a good job! 

In maths we have been working out where numbers go on a number line by estimating, science work this week, we started to think about every green trees and deciduous trees.

Our sunflowers have grown not so much but are getting stronger.

More lovely lions learning, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 10th Mar 2023 @ 4:12pm

The Lions have been looking after our sunflowers with a spot of watering. They are growing really well!

In Maths we have been learning about tens and ones, how many tens, how many ones and partitioning into 2 parts. Some children investigated what numbers they could make and what they couldn’t with the tens and ones they had.

In English we have planned our own stories based on Handas Hen.We were excited today to start writing them in our special books.

World book day, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 2nd Mar 2023 @ 3:32pm

We have had a wonderful world book today. The children all looked fabulous and loved sharing their favourite books with their friends.

We wrote a postcard from a cold where’s Wally  location and managed to spot him too! We made a book mark and enjoyed an eye spy activity. A lovely day!

A busy first week, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 24th Feb 2023 @ 12:41pm

This week we have been busy starting our new topics. In science this half term we are finding out all about plants. We looked at different seeds, talked about where seeds come from and planted some sunflower seeds . We are going to observe how they grow each week and what they need to help them.

In History we looked at different bridges and thought about which was the oldest and which was the newest.We matched up who we thought had designed each bridge.

In computing we learnt how to use a paint programme and created some fun pictures!

Brickcroft winter walk, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 19th Feb 2023 @ 1:39pm

Apologies for the delay - the website has been down - we had a great walk to the Brickcroft at the end of last half term, spotting lots of signs of winter. We enjoyed our hot chocolate to warm us up!

Busy, busy!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 13th Jan 2023 @ 4:26pm

This week the lions enjoyed working with a friend to design a wellie boot. They had to talk to each other, share ideas  and take turns.

In maths we have been using the tens and ones to help us to understand place value. We had to make numbers from 11 - 20 with the tens and ones and record what number we had  made. 

In Geography we learnt about the Equator and it affects how hot and cold places are, as well as reminding ourselves of the 7 continents.

Have a lovely weekend, don’t forget projects and badges , especially if it is a wet weekend!

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